Dear Esther: Landmark Edition Set For September Release

Dear Esther is coming to the new consoles next month in the shape of a Landmark Edition.

Dear Esther: Landmark Edition Set For September Release

English game developers, The Chinese Room, have announced that the next generation port of their first game, Dear Esther.

Dear Esther: Landmark Edition will launch worldwide on Playstation 4 and Xbox One on Tuesday 20th September, 2016. The game will launch at the price of $9.99/£8.99/€9.99.

While the game will remain faithful to the Source Engine onto Unity 5 original version, a host of new features have also been added to the package.

These include:

  • Remastered audio
  • achievements and trophies
  • A new developer commentary with Jessica Curry, Rob Briscoe and Dan Pinchbeck
  • larger subtitles options and the choice to use a crosshair

A PC and Mac version of the Landmark Edition will launch in a few months time with the new features for all the non-console players of the world, and The Chinese Room have also announced that the upgrade will be free to all existing users.

You can watch a short teaser trailer for Dear Esther: Landmark Edition below:

You can read our review of Dear Esther back from when it was first released here.

The Chinese Room originally began as a mod team based out of the University of Portsmouth, UK, and their first three projects included Half-Life 2 mods Antolin Soccer and Dear Esther, and Doom 3 mod Conscientious Objector.

Out of the three it was Dear Esther that got traction and became a cult hit, and the team soon remade it as its own stand alone game. In the years since its 2012 release it has continuously split opinion and has been a big factor in the "walking simulator" debate that has often taken over the internet.

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In the years since the original release of Dear Esther, The Chinese Room have come to prominence , as they went on to make Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs and the critically acclaimed Everybody's Gone to the Rapture.